See also:born at
See also:Amol in Tabaristan (south of the
See also:Caspian), and studied at Rei (Rai),
See also:Bagdad, and in
See also:Syria and
See also:Egypt .
See also:Cast upon his own resources after his
See also:death, he was reduced to
See also:great poverty until he was appointed tutor to the son of the
See also:vizier `Ubaidallah
See also:ibn Yal}ya . He afterwards journeyed to Egypt, but soon returned to Bagdad, where he remained as a teacher of tradition and
See also:law until his death . His
See also:life was
See also:simple and dignified, and characterized by extreme
See also:diligence . He is said to have often refused valuable gifts . A Shafi'ite in law, he claimed the right to criticize all
See also:schools, and ended by establishing a school of his own, in which, however, be incurred the violent wrath of the Hanbalites . His
See also:works are not numerous, but two of them are very extensive . The one is the T¢rlkh ur-Rusul wal-Muluk (
See also:History of the Prophets and
See also:Kings), generally known as the
See also:Annals (cf .
See also:ARABIA, Literature . " History ") . This is a history from the Creation to A.D . 915, and is renowned for its detail and accuracy .
It has been published under the editorship of M . J. de
See also:Goeje in three series, comprising thirteen volumes, with two extra volumes containing indices, introduction and glossary (
See also:Leiden, 1879-1901) . A Persian
See also:digest of this
See also:work, made in 963 by the Samanid vizier al-Bal'ami, has been translated into French by H . Zotenberg (vols. i.-iv.,
See also:Paris, 1867-1874) . A
See also:translation of this was published at Constantinople (1844) . His second great work was the commentary on the
See also:Koran, which was marked by the same fullness of detail as the Annals . The
See also:size of the work and the independence of
See also:judgment in it seem to have prevented it from having a large circulation, but scholars such as Baghawi and Suyuti used it largely . It has been published in
See also:thirty vols . (with extra
See also:volume) at Cairo, 1902-1903 . An account of it, with brief extracts, has been given by O . Loth in the Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft, vol.
See also:xxxv . (1881), pp .
588-628 . Persian and Turkish
See also:translations of the commentary exist in
See also:manuscript . A third great work was projected by Tabari . This was to be on the traditions of the Companions, &c., of Mahomet . It was not, however, completed . Other smaller works are mentioned in the Fihrist, pp . 234-235 . (G . W .
TABARIN (Fr. tabard, Ital. tabarrino, a small cloak...
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